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cash, hard cash, ready moneyView synonyms
- ‘Well, Artsfans, no longer will you have to schlepp down to Churchill Square or crook your dialing finger to lay dibs on tickets to that exquisite cultural event.’
- ‘My dibs are on him being some lame ABC type.’
- ‘On the off chance that they did, I'd like to remind them that I've got dibs on Attenborough and Harris.’
Mid 18th century (denoting pebbles used in a children's game): from earlier dib-stones, perhaps from dib.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.